Latest Veterans affairs News

Veterans struggle to find right fit in a tight job market

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck. It wasn't easy at first. He landed a...

Man on trial told police he shot Montana veteran in a panic

Nov. 16, 2019 1:12 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Montana disabled veteran and stealing his military benefits told police he killed him in a panic. The Great Falls Tribune reports that Brandon Lee Craft’s 2016 interview with detectives was played Friday during his trial in Great Falls. After...

WWII veteran plans to return to scene of combat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:02 AM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — After surviving the Battle of Peleliu, Phil Dunford of Spartanburg knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Dunford, 94, flew more than 40 missions with his three man crew on a torpedo bomber, the Grummond TBF Avenger, over the Palau Islands in the South Pacific in 1944....

Boise woman gets probation for federal program theft

Nov. 13, 2019 11:58 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort. U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the sentence...

Virginia Republican announces congressional run

Nov. 13, 2019 4:37 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy veteran has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination one of the most deeply split congressional districts in the country. Ben Loyola announced Monday that he's seeking the GOP nomination in a Hampton Roads-area district currently held by Democratic Rep. Elaine...

Number of homeless veterans declines across United States

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs say the number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined slightly. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told reporters Tuesday in New Hampshire that the number of veterans who are homeless fell by...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 11, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Democrats should support DeWine's better-than-nothing gun bill The Columbus Dispatch Nov. 9 Gov. Mike DeWine's "STRONG Ohio" gun-control plan isn't all we hoped it would be. It isn't all that most Ohioans want. But if it were to become...

Gov. Raimondo hosts the state's Veterans Day ceremony

Nov. 11, 2019 10:12 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is hosting the state's Veterans Day ceremony. The Democratic governor will gather with members of the congressional delegation and the state's other general officers on Monday at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol to honor those who have served. Kasim Yarn,...

Hassan honors 105-year-old veteran

Nov. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran who will turn 105 on Veterans Day is being honored by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan will join Martin Roy, of Manchester, on Saturday at the VA Medical Center to present him with the official Congressional Record she issued to commemorate his birthday. Roy,...